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As a public entity, the Mass Tech Collaborative is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law. Documents and other materials made or received by its employees are subject to public disclosure unless the Mass Tech Collaborative chooses to assert an applicable exemption. The exemptions applicable to materials submitted to the Mass Tech Collaborative are provided by the Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L.). chapter 40J, sections 4c(a) and 12(h), which afford confidentiality to "trade secrets or commercial or financial information regarding the operation of any business conducted by an applicant for, or recipient of, any form of assistance" available from the Mass Tech Collaborative or information "regarding the competitive position of such applicant or recipient in a particular field of endeavor." Submission of information to the Mass Tech Collaborative and its treatment upon receipt are governed by the procedures set forth in the applicable procurement document, services contract, or grant agreement.